About Sushmita Roy

Sushmita Roy is an editorial intern at Global Citizen. She studied journalism and psychology at New York University. Her close friends and family started calling her “Sushi” before the dish became mainstream. Sushmita’s research interests include immigration, human interest stories, and social psychology. She passionate about advocating for gender equality and immigration rights.

Stories

  1. Article: Poorer People Pay More for Clean Water, Report Finds
    Water & Sanitation

    Poorer People Pay More for Clean Water, Report Finds

    By Jerica Deck  and  Sushmita Roy|March 22, 2019

    More than 2.1 billion people around the world lack access to clean water. Read more

  2. Article: 15 Powerful Photos of Celebration and Perseverance From Around the World This Week
    Citizenship

    15 Powerful Photos of Celebration and Perseverance From Around the World This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sushmita Roy|March 22, 2019

    The world is facing the aftermath of terror attacks and natural disasters. Read more

  3. Article: What These 4 Inspiring Activists Had to Say About Ending Period Shame
    Water & Sanitation

    What These 4 Inspiring Activists Had to Say About Ending Period Shame

    By Sushmita Roy|March 22, 2019

    Period stigma and misconceptions can even impact women's access to medical care. Read more

  4. Article: Activism and Adversity: 13 of This Week's Most Powerful Photos From Around the World
    Citizenship

    Activism and Adversity: 13 of This Week's Most Powerful Photos From Around the World

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sushmita Roy|March 15, 2019

    This week saw two devastating events, but ended with an inspiring display of youth activism. Read more

  5. Article: Nepalese Girls Share Stories of Period Shame in This Short Documentary
    Water & Sanitation

    Nepalese Girls Share Stories of Period Shame in This Short Documentary

    By Sushmita Roy|March 11, 2019

    Bathing in the river, sleeping in an isolated hut — these are their stories. Read more

  6. Article: Melinda Gates Launches New Website to Share Women's Powerful Stories
    Girls & Women

    Melinda Gates Launches New Website to Share Women's Powerful Stories

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|March 11, 2019

    Melinda Gates’ new website, Evoke, provides a platform to share inspirational stories. Read more

  7. Article: 18 Photos of Empowerment and Equality From Around the World This Week
    Citizenship

    18 Photos of Empowerment and Equality From Around the World This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sushmita Roy|March 8, 2019

    From natural disasters to public demonstrations, these photos capture moments of challenge. Read more

  8. Article: Protest and Persistence: 11 Powerful Photos Around the World This Week
    Citizenship

    Protest and Persistence: 11 Powerful Photos Around the World This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sushmita Roy|March 1, 2019

    Here are the week's most important events, in photos. Read more

  9. Article: How the Plight of Polar Bears Has Shown Us the Dangers of Climate Change
    Environment

    How the Plight of Polar Bears Has Shown Us the Dangers of Climate Change

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|Feb. 27, 2019

    Here's why we need International Polar Bear Day. Read more

  10. Article: Saudi Arabia Just Appointed Its First Female Ambassador to the US
    Girls & Women

    Saudi Arabia Just Appointed Its First Female Ambassador to the US

    By Sushmita Roy|Feb. 25, 2019

    A women's rights advocate, Princess Reema takes the position as all eyes are on the country. Read more